2017 Trek Slash 29″ 9.9, 9.8, frame set now available from Blazing Bikes
Were very please to announce the arrival of the 2017 Trek Bikes Slash. The 2017 Slash will be the go to hard hitting trail/enduro bike. New 29″ wheels and aggressive geometry will mean the all new Slash will be class leading. Trek have worked hard on the 2017 to make it one of the stiffest bikes on the market, the addition of the 29″ wheels, boost rear end and Trek’s race proven suspension platform mean it will be one of the most compliant bikes out on the trail.
|160mm travel + 29er speed + low and long geo = Enduro weapon|
|Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tyre clearance, shorter stays|
|ABP keeps your suspension active while you’re on the brakes|
|Race Shop Limited: Pro-level builds for the most discerning riders|
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and 1x-specific stays, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 160mm travel|
|Front suspension||Fox Factory 36 Talas, high/low speed compression adjust, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130/160mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Fox Factory Float X2, 2-position damper, high/low speed rebound adjust, high/low speed compression adjust, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230×57.5mm|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear|
|Tires||Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29×2.40″|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Crank||SRAM X01 Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1295, 10-50, 12-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Drop Line 125, under-bar remote lever, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset, internal routing|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree|
|Grips||Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on|
|Headset||FSA Knock Block IS-2, E2, sealed alloy cartridge|
|Brakeset||SRAM Guide Ultimate carbon hydraulic disc|
With the recently-released Remedy 27.5 taking on more aggressive All-Mountain to enduro duties, it left a conspicuous long-travel 29er hole in Trek’s lineup. Retailers, riders, and MTB editors were all skeptical that Trek would walk away from Remedy 29’s popularity among riders, enduro racers, and media. Trek didn’t. Rather, theye raised the bar for all long travel 29ers with an all-new Slash featuring 29” wheels for a new focus on both speed and capability.
New Slash is built for one thing: top-tier enduro racing. With that in mind, Trek designed it around the fastest-rolling 29” wheel size, and 150mm of rear travel for the best balance of capability and efficiency. Like the new Fuel EX & Remedy, Slash gets a Straight Shot downtube with Knock Block frame defense for DH-like frame stiffness at trail-bike weight. Staying true to its beat-the-clock focus, Slash comes in carbon only, with two complete bike models, as well as a frameset. Enduro-minded spec including reservoir shocks, travel-adjust forks, 1x-drivetrains, and SuperEnduro tires make both Slash models ready to slay some stages right out of the box.
Expect to see the new Slash 29er in action under Trek’s top enduro racers this summer, in. This new, category-defining halo product will help set you and Trek apart from the rest of the industry.
- 2017 Trek Slash 9.8 29- £4400.00
- 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29- £6000.00
- 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 RSL Frameset £2900.00
The all new Trek Slash 29er will have a well deserved place in our well stocked demo fleet. Looking to book a demo or pre-order a frame or full bike feel free to call on 01694 781515 or email email@example.com
Custom build- The new 29er Trek Slash 9.9 RSL frame set will be another excellent addition to our super strong custom build line up. If you looking for a quote on a Trek custom build feel free to get in touch.
For further info head to www.blazingbikes.co.uk/trek
What’s new with 2017 Slash?
With the new 2017 Remedy moving deeper into All-Mountain territory, new Slash sets its sights squarely on Enduro racing. With that in mind, we designed it around a carbon frame with the fastest-rolling wheel size. All 2017 Slash models use 29” wheels with Boost110 & Boost148 hub spacing. Rear travel moves to 150mm for the right balance of capability and efficiency. Both models get Enduro-minded 130mm/160mm forks which offer a better climbing position in the 130mm setting, and more confident descending in the 160mm setting.
Like the Fuel EX & Remedy, Slash gets a Straight Shot downtube with Knock Block frame defense for DH-worthy frame stiffness with no added weight. It also gets our extra-versatile Control Freak cable routing system to tie it all together.
How many Slash bike models are there?
Two. Both the Slash 9.8 and Slash 9.9 RSL share the same race-ready, full-carbon, 1x-specific frame.
What does Race Shop Limited mean?
Race Shop Limited, or RSL models are built with a parts spec that meets the demands of our top-level Enduro racers, including extra suspension adjustments, a Rapid Drive rear hub, and the new SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain.
Is Slash available as a frameset?
Yes. Slash is available as a frameset, which includes a Fox Factory Float X2 shock, Knock Block headset, and Line Pro 35mm stem.
What are the available sizes for Slash?
All Slash models are available in 15.5, 17.5, 19.5, and 21.5.
While most other long-travel 29ers suffer from design constraints that don’t allow for a Small frame size, Slash benefits from Trek’s decade of 29er experience, allowing us to offer a fast, great-handling 15.5” long-travel 29er.
Why doesn’t the new Slash use Full Floater?
We developed Full Floater years ago to address performance constraints associated with the air shocks that were available at that time. Since then, mountain bike shocks have evolved. More dynamic and responsive dampers, along with more refined air springs like EVOL and Debonair, offer the performance benefits our engineers sought to achieve with Full Floater.
Using a fixed lower shock mount opens up the lower frame area, giving us more opportunity to design stronger, stiffer frames and chainstays. This also gives us more flexibility to accommodate larger, more capable shocks. All of these effects are experienced most dramatically on long travel bikes, like the Slash.
Then why is Full Floater still on new Fuel EX and Remedy?
Full Floater works great on short to mid-travel bikes where engineering requirements are not so challenging. The demanding combination of design requirements – frame stiffness, bigger 29” wheel size, long travel, and fitting piggyback shocks– of the new Slash 29 presented the greatest opportunity to incorporate a new direction in suspension layout.
What front derailleurs work with the new frame?
None. The carbon chainstay is 1x only, which allowed our engineers to optimize stiffness and weight, as well as keep the length down to 435mm.
Is Slash compatible with other aftermarket shocks?
Yes. Slash uses new standard metric shock sizing (230×57.5mm).
Does Slash use a G2 fork?
Yes. It’s a 29er, and we know that our G2 Geometry with a 51mm offset fork still makes for the best 29er handling at any speed, on any terrain.
What Mino Link position is standard out of the box?
All MY17 full suspension bikes (EXCEPT Top Fuel and Session) will ship with the Mino Link in the High (steeper) setting. This gives Slash a headtube angle of 65.6 out of the box.
Is the new frame compatible with 27.5 Plus wheels and tires? 27.5?
No. We designed Slash around 29” wheels and tires for maximum speed. Running any other wheel/tire size will adversely affect handling and speed.
What is the max tire size for Slash frames?
29 x 2.6”